Mahurangi News

Diseased feral pigs cause chaos in Puhoi

Mounting fears over an explosion in the number of diseased, feral pigs overrunning land in and around Puhoi boiled to the surface at a meeting at the Puhoi Centennial Hall on August 3. The meeting was organised by the Forest Bridge Trust, which called...... Read More

Kaipara clean-up money welcomed as ‘a good start’

It’s not nearly enough, but it’s a great start – that’s the verdict on the Government’s announcement last week that the Kaipara Harbour would be one of the main beneficiaries of a $12 million fund to help clean up catchments...... Read More

Live fire training exercise prepares new volunteers in Leigh

Sixteen firefighters from four stations led by the Leigh Volunteer Fire Brigade performed a controlled burn of a house on Leigh Road, between Ti Point and Mathesons Bay, last week. The house was scheduled for demolition and the landowner gave permission...... Read More

Council candidates lukewarm on meeting constituents

A local government candidates meeting in Wellsford on Friday, August 30 has had a less than enthusiastic response from aspiring Auckland Council representatives. Landowners & Contractors Protection Association chair Brian Mason says despite issuing...... Read More

Public views on planning under threat, group says

Environmental group Mahurangi Action is crying foul over private plan changes by developers, which it says risk undermining years of public consultation over the Warkworth Structure Plan. In a letter to Auckland Council, Mahurangi Action points out...... Read More

Need for social housing as families forced on to streets

Warkworth social agencies are calling on government and land developers to work together to provide more social housing, as local families are being forced onto the street due to an acute lack of housing. DePaul House, a charitable transitional housing...... Read More

Rare ghostly fantail spotted in Whangateau cemetery

A new resident in Whangateau caused quite a flutter online after its image was captured by professional bird photographer Edin Whitehead. A ghostly white fantail is inhabiting the Whangateau cemetery and can be seen most mornings. According to Edin,...... Read More

Rodney Local Board petitioned to stop Warkworth Rodeo

Animal advocacy group Direct Animal Action have launched a petition calling on the Rodney Local Board to ban the Warkworth Rodeo and all rodeo events on land under their management. Since 2016, the group has held protests on New Year’s Day outside...... Read More

Team brings new lease of life to Wellsford Santa Parade

Santa’s little Wellsford helpers – back row, from left, Daniel Le Roux, Rodney Aggregates; Andrew Rumbles, Bayleys; Rachel Hodge, Wellsford Plus; Colin Smith, Rodney Local Board; Wiki Waru, Wharehine. Front row, Bayleys’ Di Scott and...... Read More

Snells Beach School’s kapa haka group

Snells Beach School’s kapa haka group was in fine form for the school’s 10th anniversary, which it celebrated on August 9. Among the guests at the event was establishment principal Jill Corkin, who said the school held a place very dear to...... Read More